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The salt flats are not mis-named. They're flatter than most of the roads in Boliva, and you can go pretty much as fast as you want. It's a lot like driving a boat. You pick a spot on the horizon and head for it. Who needs roads?!

Through the Salar de Uyuni

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The night we camped by the old locomotives near Uyuni turned out to be the coldest night we’ve spent in the van, getting down to about 13 degrees F (-10C). We didn’t really expect that, since we were at lower…
The start of one of the many marching bands parading through the city to mark the celebrations.

The Origin of the Almighty $

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One thing I took away from the month we spent in Bolivia is that they’re a very proud and patriotic people. Evo Morales, their current president, is loathed in Washington because he continually refuses to take loans and give away…
The road we took to Sucre was an unexpected surprise, winding through beautiful countryside.

Sucre, Bolivia

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After crossing the border into Bolivia, our next stop was to be the city of Sucre where we intended to stay and work. We had a choice of routes and weren’t sure which was better, and in the end followed…

Budget: Bolivia

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Camp Site List: Bolivia

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All of these spots have been added to iOverlander.com. Rio Lauca Bush Camp Date Visited: 11/07/2014Location: -18.09842, -68.97599 (Altitude: 14012 feet)This is a little pull out on the way to the thermal baths near a river. Free with…
Sam at the geysers Sol de Mañana (as the name implies, the geysers are the biggest in the morning before the sun heats up the air temperature).

Southwest Circus Part 2- Life on Mars

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I had been looking forward to driving through southwest Bolivia for years, and even with all the stress of the tire situation, I was determined that we take our time and enjoy it. Little did I know that while being…
With scenery like this, it

Southwest Circuit on Bald Tires

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After our time on the Salar, we were headed to what is known as the “southwest circuit” in Bolivia — a series of dirt roads that wind through Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina “Eduardo Avaroa” before dumping you out in…
The Salar group. We started calling Marcus (far right) Maverick on the Salar, he looks so much like Tom Cruise from Top Gun in those aviators. (Picture courtesy of Michael).

Salar with the Swiss

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The salt flats of Bolivia were something we had been looking forward to the entire trip. They are the largest salt flats in the world (over 4000 square miles) at an elevation of almost 12,000 feet! The salt crust on…
Our first views of the Sajama volcano with alpacas roaming around the base. The peak looks fairly close.

Nature calls- Sajama National Park

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We spent a week in La Paz “camping” in the parking area of the overlander meet up Swiss run Hotel Oberland, but I was going stir crazy. It is not really a campground, it is a lower parking area for…
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Mojo !

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Day 113,   18,500kmThe guys have got their mojo back. That’s what Jim told me as we joined the Pan American Highway this morning. So what had brought about this change in Jim and Bertie. Since 11th January we had…
Goal for the day: Do not leave a cross with your name on it.

Biking Bolivia’s Death Road

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Note: All pictures in this blog were from Gravity tours (they are watermarked) and our awesome friend Michael Poysden, our unofficial death road photographer. Sometimes a name makes a place special (or famous at least). It is a lucky stroke…
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Big hills and small ferries

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Riding into La Paz had been quite challenging, getting back out was to prove even more so. La Paz sits in a deep bowl with the sprawling mass of El Alto high above it. With some well-intentioned but misguided assistance…
La Paz is a massive city where it would be easy to get lost.

La Paz, Bolivia

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When we started this trip, there were four cities that I was worried about driving in and around: Mexico City, Mexico; Bogota, Colombia; Guanajuato, Mexico; and La Paz, Bolivia. I’d heard stories about monster traffic jams, crazy drivers, and maze-like…
It took about 2.5 hours on the boat before we arrived at this little village on the northern side of the island.

Isla Del Sol

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From Copacabana we took a day trip to Isla Del Sol. We found some tickets to the northern part of the Island for about $5 per person. This included a side trip to a floating village that we weren’t thrilled…
Traditional Bolivian dancing in Sucre

La Paz – or bust…

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There are a few milestones on any trip, bottom of the world, hand in the desert, highest capital city… yes that would be La Paz.From Sucre, where we had extended our stay, we estimated 2 days riding would see…
The big spires of red rock reminded me of formations we

Lake Titicacca

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I was pretty excited to get to Lake Titicacca. I remember being in 5th grade and learning a little about this lake (I’m not sure why we were learning about it), but the thing that really stuck in my head…

Exploring the Sacred Valley

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13 Sept, 2014 – Sacred Valley The Sacred Valley of Peru is so called because of its fertile land and sustenance producing capability.  During the time of the Spanish conquest, this entire region remained the private property of the Incan…

Uyuni: White Floor, Blue Ceiling, No Walls

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One of the pleasant surprises of Bolivia is its newly paved roads and smooth ascents into the mountains.  Even on crumbling rocky roads between Sucre and Potosi, the going wasn’t so rough. I don’t have much to say about the…

Potosí, a Prestigious Past and Poor Present

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It’s hard to believe that the city you see here was once one of the richest places on earth and largest cities at the time.  Founded in 1545, Potosi and its silver-filled mountain Cerro Rico was exploited by the Spaniards…

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